There are two topic that can be chosen. Either "explain how rome was important to the development to civilization" or "describe the developments and inventions of China. which developments, inventions, etc., are the most important, how did they come about, and why, do you think, did China historically suddenly lose its developmental edge". There are 7 pages required except the citation page. There have two relate reading that you can read/quote, and also it asks some other academic resources.